BJP leader from North India given Minister of State rank

BJP leader from North India given Minister of State rank

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has appointed Mumbai BJP leader Amarjeet Mishra vice-chairman of Maharashtra Film, Stage & Cultural Development Corporation Ltd (MFSCDCL), a post which carries Minister of State (MoS) rank.nnEducation and Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde is chairman of MFSCDCL, a Maharashtra government undertaking which is commonly known as Film City.nnIn order to accord Mishra, who originally hails from North India, MoS status, the BJP-led government created a new post of MFSCDCL vice-chairman and appointed him to that position by issuing a GR (government resolution) earlier this week.nnMishra, who is currently General Secretary in Mumbai BJP, also runs two social and cultural NGOs – Abhiyan and Deep Kamal Foundation.nnMishra was recently nominated as a member of the Maharashtra Rajya Hindi Sahitya Akademi.nnBuilt in 1977 by the government, the MFSCDCL-run Film City, in suburban Goregaon, is mandated to provide facilities to the entertainment industry.nnIt provides a range of locations for shooting films and TV serials, including a temple, prison, court, lake, mountains, fountains, villages, picnic spots, garden and even a man-made waterfall.nnSpeaking about his appointment, Mishra said he will try his best to perform his duties and ensure the betterment of the facility and also the entertainment industry.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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